Trade Routes Learning Journey
Follow the Learning Journey steps and come aboard ships sailing between England, Africa, the Caribbean and America - the infamous triangular trade routes that crisscrossed the Atlantic Ocean over 200 years ago.
Click on the steps below to explore.
Trade Routes Learning Journey Step 1 Africa bound
Look on the map to find some of the ports of call (the modern names of the countries are in brackets)
The Gold Coast (Ghana)
The Windward Coast (The Ivory Coast)
Bight of Benin (Nigeria)
Bight of Biafra (Nigeria)
Central and Southeast Africa (Cameroon and Northern Angola)
You will moor at the harbour in the ports of Fort James, Freetown and Sherbro here the ship is quickly emptied of cargo, wealthy African merchants are eager to exchange the goods. Once the sale is over the empty holds are ready to be loaded with a new cargo ready for the next leg of the journey - can you guess what the new cargo might be?